Aporte original por: tehsalt ,
If you have important data you need to recover, I would suggest you get an ubuntu live cd, the live cd loads up using your ram, so you wouldn't use your hard disk, only when you're accessing the files using this live cd. After it's loaded, all you need to do is save your files into a flash drive. very simple. You can get ubuntu here http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download good luck.